ACS Wins Award for Best Mobile Payment Product Experience in Golden Pine Awards

March 31, 2015

Golden pineHONG KONG, 31 March 2015 - Advanced Card Systems Ltd. (ACS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Advanced Card Systems Holdings Ltd., SEHK: 8210), Asia Pacific's top supplier and one of the world's top 3 suppliers of PC-linked smart card readers (Source: Frost & Sullivan), won the Best Mobile Payment Product Experience Prize in Golden Pine Awards 2014. ACS received the award for ACR35 NFC mobile smart card reader. ACR35 is a portable, stylish, simplified and versatile mobile smart card reader that is perfect for users who wish to transact securely while on the go.

ACR35 was selected from more than 30 entries. This card reader supports hi-coercivity and low-coercivity magnetic stripe cards conforming to ISO 7810/ISO 7811 specifications, ISO 14443 Type A and B cards, MIFARE cards, FeliCa cards, and ISO/IEC 18092 NFC tags. By combining magnetic stripe and NFC technologies, ACR35 provides its users the flexibility to use magnetic stripe cards and contact smart cards without the additional hardware costs.

ACR35 NFC MobileMate Card Reader读卡器ACR35 interacts with mobile devices via the standard 3.5 mm audio jack interface. It may be integrated into mobile environments running on iOS (versions 5.0 and above) and Android (versions 2.0 and above), seamlessly extending the usefulness of any mobile device. It delivers NFC reader functionality and mobility, by enabling even mobile devices without built-in NFC to support NFC and contactless applications. To secure transactions, ACR35 is capable of utilizing DUKPT key management system and AES-128 encryption algorithm.

ACR35 is suitable for mobile banking, mobile payment, e-healthcare, and loyalty applications. ACS also offers other mobile card readers to meet a wider range of requirements. For more information, please visit www.acs.com.hk or email info@acs.com.hk.

The Golden Pine Award ceremony was held on the afternoon of May 22, 2015, during the mobile payment feature session of the 9th Payment China 2015 held in Shanghai.

About ACS

Advanced Card Systems Ltd. (ACS, wholly owned subsidiary of Advanced Card Systems Holdings Ltd., SEHK: 8210), founded in 1995, is Asia Pacific's top supplier and one of the world's top 3 suppliers of PC-linked smart card readers. ACS is the winner of the Product Quality Leadership Award for Smart Card Readers from Frost & Sullivan. In 2010 and 2014, ACS was listed in Forbes Asia's “Best Under a Billion”, an inter-industry list comprised of 200 top-performing publicly listed companies in the Asia-Pacific, with sales between US$5 million and US$1 billion. ACS develops a wide range of high quality smart card reading/writing devices, smart cards and related products and distributes them to over 100 countries worldwide. Visit ACS at http://www.acs.com.hk/.

About Golden Pine Award

The mpaypass network (http://www.mpaypass.com.cn/) gathered authoritative industry media in IT, financial services, science and technology, third-party payment, NFC and all-in-one cards to hold the first Golden Pine Award Ceremony for the mobile payment industry. The Golden Pine Award presents an industry view of mobile payment products, and invites experts to explore the advantages and future development of each product. In this way, Golden Pine Award facilitates development of the mobile payment industry and strengthens communication about products in the industry.